|| Processing information: Collection processing completed 2006/03 by Christina Baich. Finding aid updated 2015/11/12 by Laura Eliason.
|Restrictions on Access Note:
|| The collection is open for research use.
|| The collection contains a letter from Nicholas McCarty to his son, Nicholas McCarty, Jr., while attending Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
|Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
|| McCarty family letter, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Indiana State Library.
|Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
|| Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
|Biographical or Historical Data:
|| Nicholas McCarty, Sr. was born on September 26, 1795, in Moorefield, Hardy County, Virginia (now West Virginia). He settled in Indiana in 1823, where he became a successful businessman. In addition to his business ventures, McCarty was also a public servant. He was a Canal Fund commissioner (1832-1836); Indiana State Senator (1849-1852); and Indianapolis City Councilman (1853-1854). He died on May 17, 1854. Nicholas McCarty, Jr. was born on February 8, 1834, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Brown University (Providence, RI) until his father's death required him to return to Indianapolis. He managed the family's affairs well, growing the estate to include most of what is now the west side of Indianapolis. He played a significant role in the building of the first bridge at Kentucky Avenue, which connected Indianapolis with the southwestern portion of the city, as well as the building of the Belt Railroad. He died on January 8, 1916.
|Cumulative Index/Finding Aids Note:
|| Finding aid available in Manuscript Reading Room.